Beers Made by Walking to feature Cerebral Brewing

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Official event poster

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If you haven’t heard already, both the Great American Beer Festival and Denver Beer Week are about to barrel down on Denver in mid-October. Looking to kick off the frenzy is the Beers Made by Walking event at Wynkoop Brewing. Beers Made by Walking is what happens when 17 breweries from all over Colorado take a hike and brew a beer inspired by the edibles and medicinal plants on that hike.

The resulting beers will be available for exactly one night only – Tuesday, October 8th – at Wynkoop Brewery. Tickets will be on sale for $30 the night of the event in the upstairs bar, and proceeds from this event will benefit the Cottonwood Institute  –  a non-profit that inspires young folks to initiate positive change in their environment through building civic engagement and leadership skills.

Participating breweries include Crooked Stave, Elevation Beer Company, Mountain Sun, Paradox and Cerebral Brewing.

Haven’t heard of Cerebral Brewing? That’s OK. Technically, they aren’t a brewery yet but the brain-child (pun intended) of the Wagon’s own Chris Washenberger (you might know him as Mr. Science) and Sean Buchan (the Beertographer!). The duo are currently (like, right NOW) brewing their contribution to Beers Made by Walking over at the Our Mutual Friend brewhouse.

Chris had the following to say:

We are excited to be working with Our Mutual Friend to get some of our ideas out there. Cerebral Brewing, as an independent brewery, does not yet exist but is in very early stages and in the process of securing investors. Because of that, we are happy for the opportunity and thankful that we have good friends in the industry that are willing to share their time, expertise and billing on the label. The beer itself is based on walks in our neighborhoods and the plants we see in Denver. It is expected to be a nice saison with a boost of flavor from malted sunflower seeds and a grassy and bitter note from dandelion leaves. It is experimental but we have talked about it a lot and we are stoked to be using seeds from Colorado Malting.

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Mr. Science tasting his own brew.

We are certainly excited to see what one of Denver’s newest brewing concepts is going to offer up for the event.

Did you attend last year’s Beers Made by Walking? What did you think of the event? 


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  • jaredgatti

    Great Idea all… cant wait

  • William Blake

    Ouch, doubled the price from last year? Hopefully they wont run out of some of the beers so fast.

    • D.T. Pennington

      Double? Sure. But keep in mind that this event is largely a fundraiser for good causes (Cottonwood Institute)

      • William Blake

        And that’s great, hope they raise a lot for them. I’m just saying I had a good time there with my wife last year for $30 (despite not getting to try a couple of the beers since they had run out before we could get through all of them). $60 this year is probably more than I would be interested in paying to go again, which is a shame for me.